Five Habits of Healthy Families

Tuesday, 12 July 2016  |  Health + Wellness

I was the youngest in a family of nine. With four boys in the family, mealtimes were a battle for food. I had to put as much as I could on my plate, or else my brothers would gobble it all down and none would be left for me. So, I grew up with terrible eating habits. That’s not even counting the loads of junk food I devoured, liters of soda I drank, and, by college, the hundreds of meals I had skipped to make up for all my mistakes. My idea of fitness was to starve myself so that I would look fit. Exercise and sports were not in my vocabulary.

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My sis and I (we were the youngest 2 siblings!) at the Alaska Milk Day run

Fast forward to the present. I’m a mom, a marathoner, and a health coach. Needless to say, I’ve learned about the importance of nutrition and exercise. More than that, I try to instill the same healthy lifestyle with my children so that they adopt it early on and they won’t have to go through the struggles I went through.

Here are five habits that you can apply in your own homes to have a healthier family: (more…)

Do You Know Your Fitness Age? BioScore Will Tell You

Wednesday, 13 January 2016  |  Health + Wellness

BioScore

Ever wondered how old your body really is, compared to your chronological age? Well, now you can find out! Fitness First continues to build on its reputation as the fitness leader with the launch of BioScore, a bespoke health and fitness assessment which determines your biological or ‘fitness age,’ compared to your real age. (more…)

Recipe: Tuna Quinoa Spaghetti

Friday, 21 August 2015  |  Health + Wellness

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I love tuna. Love! I have it at least thrice a week thrown into my quinoa with veggies, folded into an egg for an omelette, or mixed with pasta for a quick, healthy meal.

Here’s one of our favorite family recipes, Tuna Quinoa Spaghetti, not just because it’s quick, easy, and delicious, but also because it’s healthy! (more…)

5 Ways to Squeeze a Workout into Your Busy Life

Monday, 27 July 2015  |  Health + Wellness

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Life has been quite busy lately (especially as we prepare for TBR Dream Marathon registration! Eek!), but, I must say, this is exactly the way I like it. For some reason, I get more work done when I know I’ve got a hectic day ahead. How do I make sure I get my workout done? Here are my 5 best tips on how you can squeeze a workout into your busy lifestyle: (more…)

Sleep: How It Can Improve Your Running and How to Get More of It

Friday, 3 July 2015  |  Health + Wellness

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The kiddos and I getting ready to doze off on our cozy Tempur Breeze mattress in the middle of Bonifacio High Street

For most runners, we think that to become better runners, all we have to do is run more. Truth is, there’s so much more to running than just running! We should pay close attention to our nutrition, hydration, strength and conditioning, recovery, and sleep. Yup, sleep! Rest is just as important as training especially the night before your big race! (more…)